Universe and space science

Innovation in Space Science and Urban Planning for Sustainable and Efficient Cities

Through its projects, IFAB highlights the importance of proper data management, interoperability, and advanced algorithms to maximize the use of information generated by space observations. Improving our understanding of the universe enables the development of solutions applicable to urban planning and other social challenges.

Applications of Space Technologies in Urban Planning

Technologies developed for space research also have practical applications in urban planning. For example, they improve weather forecasting, optimize electricity resources management, and contribute to the creation of more efficient and sustainable smart cities.

Privacy and Security Challenges

The extensive use of data entails significant challenges in terms of privacy and security. Public management of these technologies must aim at maximizing public good through the secure use of data.

Public-Private Collaboration

The public and private sectors must collaborate to accelerate the digital transformation of cities. The former must ensure secure access to data and processes validation. The latter can contribute by developing new technologies.

Impacts and Opportunities

Technologies developed for spatial observation can improve urban planning, optimize traffic, and reduce emissions. Advanced simulations and machine learning algorithms, developed for particle physics, find applications in medicine, imaging diagnostics, and cultural heritage.

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